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Cincinnati Chili Dogs

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours

Makes

10 servings

My in-laws are from Ohio, so we have Cincinnati chili at many of our family gatherings. I spiced up this family classic with cinnamon and cocoa powder and then ladled it over hot dogs. It's perfect for game day, tailgates and potlucks. —Jennifer Gilbert, Brighton, Michigan
Cincinnati Chili Dogs Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 small onions, chopped, divided
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 10 hot dogs
  • 10 hot dog buns, split
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook and stir ground beef until no longer pink, breaking it into crumbles; drain.
  2. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine beef with 1 chopped onion; add the next 8 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low about 2 hours; add hot dogs. Continue cooking, covered, on low until heated through, about 2 hours longer.
  3. Serve on buns; top with shredded cheese and remaining chopped onion.

Nutrition Facts

1 chili dog: 419 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 1135mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.

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